South Georgia Troops Visit Civil War Submarine
Published 8:06 am Monday, December 11, 2023
Cordele Boy Scout T 270, along with Albany Toop 3 and Americus Troop 21, made a weekend trip to the Charleston area of South Carolina the first weekend of December. Leaving Cordele at 7:30 am, the Troop linked up with the other Troops in Pooler, Georgia, ate lunch, then travelled to Charleston, where they visited the Civil War submarine H. L. Hunley at the old Charleston Navy Yard on Friday, December 1.
The Hunley was the first submarine to ever sink an enemy warship in battle. The Hunley sunk the USS Housatonic on February 17, 1864, losing its 8-man crew in the process.
Scouts from Troop 270 on the trip were Landon Atkins, Dalton Baker, Simon Baker, and Cody Ngo. They were joined by Assistant Scoutmasters Britt Brinson and David Wade, Troop Committee Members Brady Atkins, Gene and Nicole Baker, Webelos Scout Jake Atkins and Doni Rae Baker.
The trip continued with visits to Fort Moultrie, the USS Yorktown, and the Charleston Battery.